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Blue Desert Cafe

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12518 state road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352.543.9111
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small place, big taste!

Had the shrimp and scallop burrito and homemade brownie sundae, both excellent! Small and unique, but great food and wonderful service! Thanks Jessica!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Forensicfish
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Orange Park, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orange Park, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Had the shrimp and scallop burrito and homemade brownie sundae, both excellent! Small and unique, but great food and wonderful service! Thanks Jessica!

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Washington, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We ate here in January and enjoyed it so much that we went back the next night. The waitress was attentive and the food delicious. The restaurant is in a brightly painted little house and the decor is artsy and unique - a great place to relax while waiting for your food to be prepared. It was not crowded when... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Every year when we stay at Cedar Key we eat here because I like to support small women owned businesses. The food is good, especially in the land of fried everything. But, 15 minutes to get menus 10 minutes more to get beverage 60 minutes more to get food 10 minutes more to see if we wanted dessert. Another glass... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This converted bungalow on the main highway, just a few block from downtown Cedar Key, offers great, fresh food, prepared from scratch, in a fun and funky setting. The dining room contains just a few tables, all from residential dining rooms and a small counter with a couple of stools.There is just one waiter and the chef, so if they... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Blue Desert is a bit hard to find, its on Rt 24 on the way out of Cedar Key, but the food was delicious!!! There is nothing pretentious about the Blue Desert, but its comfortable, with reasonably priced food, and has all of the charm that is Cedar Key!! We liked it so much that we wanted to go... More 

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Cedar Key
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We do frequent the Blue Desert as often as possible. It is our very favorite restaurant on the island. The food is always made to order and fresh. Do not be in a hurry when dining at Blue Desert and expect to wait up to an hour for your meal. During this time we share a Bruschetta and good conversation... More 

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Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Everything is freshly made by a hard working chef and her creations are really great. We try to order something different each time and have yet to be disappointed. Be prepared to wait. It's a one-person kitchen, but she works her tail off to make sure your meal is superb!

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Cedar Key, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went to the Blue Desert Cafe for Christmas Eve and I had Fettuccine Alfredo with scallops and it was the best I've ever had. I would recommend this place to all my friends.

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Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Teresa is the tops in cooking! Down home great cooking, home style, no shortcuts! Bring a book to read, have a great bunch of friends for conversation, you'll enjoy the wait for excellent cuisine! Best on the island..and we've been going there for years! VERY warm and plenty of eye candy to look at!

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Every year we stop. My husband has the seafood burrito, I have a small pizza. Always good. Very local color.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12518 state road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: 352.543.9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?